HC Deb 12 March 1883 vol 277 c202

asked the Under Secretary of State for India, If it is true that Sir Lepel Griffin has issued the following order:— Should the Salvationists express an intention to visit Indore, or any other Native State under this Agency, with public demonstrations or processions, with or without music, the leader in to be informed that I will not tolerate in Central India these degrading burlesques of the religion of the Ruling Power; and if any demonstration, marching, or procession, is attempted, they will be at once arrested and removed to British territory; whether Indore is an independent Native State, and what authority is possessed by Sir Lepel Griffin to forbid the toleration of religious beliefs and ceremonies; and, what steps he proposes to take with reference to the matter?


No information upon the subject has been received at the India Office. The Government of India have power to control the actions of Europeans in Indore, which is a Native State, in subordinate relations to that Government.